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  • #19032
    Minicoopergirl93
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    Yeah I’m waiting for my birthday to come around in a month (asked for a Brambleberry gift certificate, so fingers crossed!) so I can order some stearic acid, but for now I’ll see how close I can get without it. I love the cream eyeliner recipe as mascara, but I find it too thick without water activation for eyeliner. Will check that recipe again to see if I can somehow combine the two…

    #19034
    BelindaSK
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    My birthday’s in about a month too! I got Garth Brooks concert tickets😊 Woo hoo!

    If no stearic, then maybe up the ewax amount a bit, lower beeswax, and lower candelilla?

    #19041
    Cynnara
    Participant

    Gift certificates were made for people like us.

    Perhaps stearic acid with ewax and maybe carnauba if you can’t do beeswax?

    #19053
    Minicoopergirl93
    Participant

    Now I’m kind of curious…

    I think my next experiment will just be taking 1g of cream eyeliner base and 1g of e-wax and 1/16 tsp of silica microspheres (because they’re pricey and I can’t afford to use 1/8 for each experiment) and seeing how that works.

    #19068
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    You are going to end up with a lot of eyeliner and mascara, with all these experiments your doing Sarah!😜 I need to start doing my own experiments to find out what’s going to work for me.

    #19071
    Cynnara
    Participant

    I’m waiting for Belinda to experiment, so I can figure out where to start. Lol Why should both of us suffer with watering eyes…..of course we will, but hey! We will conquer this!

    #19079
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    Yes we will and we have lots of friends to ask for help and advice! ❤❤ Love to my new tribe ❤❤

    #19186
    Minicoopergirl93
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    Ok, since my class was cancelled this afternoon, I’m totally going to go home and do a test. I ADORE the cream eyeliner — especially when paired with silia — but it’s just a bit too stiff to try and apply as-is with ease (and I need super-easy application to get my awesome, precise, rockabilly cat-eye that I love to wear) without having some sort of activation method.

    SO: I’m going to go home and melt up 1g of cream eyeliner base and 1g of e-wax, add in some silica microspheres and pigment, and see how that applies once it’s cured up.

    I think I’m on the right path. Of course, I don’t have any stearic acid currently (but I sure am going to buy some soon, once I get my paycheck next week). That might well be my missing ingredient here. But I’ll keep trying until I can get it!

    Just for reference, I’m wearing the cream eyeliner as both eyeliner and mascara. Having a liquid activation method would be ideal but it’s pretty sufficient as-is for both purposes, if just a tad too stiff for easy mascara application.

    I’M DETERMINED to figure this out. And you guys are the best help!

    #19195
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    I think you’re on the right path too Sarah. The ewax, I would think, would make the cream eyeliner base creamier and a bit more “fluid”.

    I pulled out my stearic acid and it feels waxy yet a little powdery when I rub it between my fingers, if that helps give you a mental picture of stearic acid. As I rub my fingertips, I can still feel a bit on them. In lotions, it thickens but doesn’t contribute a “glide-y” feel. You have to really massage the lotion into your skin when you use stearic. I don’t know how that translates for mascara or eyeliner though.

    #19210
    Minicoopergirl93
    Participant

    I’m kicking myself so hard right now because as I was mixing up 2g of creamy eyeliner and 2g of e-wax I added an extra pinch of beeswax 🙁 of course I’m wearing the final product now and it just feels very stiff on my eyes. Would have been great if I didn’t add that extra pinch!! :((

    #19211
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    I hate it when I do stuff like that! 😡 You just want to cry over the waste of good ingredients.

    #19214
    Cynnara
    Participant

    So close…we could be zillionaires!

    #19241
    Penny
    Participant

    Say what now? Mini, did I understand you right?

    You took the cream eyeliner base, and added in some silica balls to the actual base.

    I’m trying to find a way to prevent the eye liner from making impressions on my brow bone.

    #19243
    BelindaSK
    Participant

    Barb, Marie suggested Sarah do that to help it dry quicker once she applies it, I think. I’m on cold meds so my brain is woozy. Where have you been?!?! Oh, yeah, London! How’s the vaca?? Cyn and I are sooo jealous! Hope you’re having a blast and finding some great new ingredients to brag to us about!

    #19248
    Minicoopergirl93
    Participant

    Yeah! Cream eyeliner base, e-wax, silica microspheres, and a pinch of beeswax. I could have done half a pinch and that would have been better, but it’s pretty great so far! The only issue I have is opacity. It’s not quite as opaque as the cream eyeliner straight up, seemingly no matter how much pigment I add, but it’s still pretty good. I’m about 95% there I think.

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